A signature object for the National Civil Rights Museum

After completing a five-year renovation project at the National Civil Rights Museum, H+R was delighted to be called back to design a permanent home for a new acquisition and one-of-a-kind object: a saxophone belonging to Operation Breadbasket Orchestra leader Ben Branch. Moments before Dr. King was shot, he requested that Branch play his favorite hymn, “Precious Lord,” at an upcoming rally. Branch later recorded the hymn on this instrument in tribute. Now, in a custom display, the saxophone has returned to the Lorraine Motel and helps tell the story of Dr. King’s final request.



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